YPO Frameworks - Health and Social Care | Care Technology DPS - 895

Care Technology DPS - 895

Care Technology DPS framework
YPO’s Care Technology Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been established to give YPO’s customers the ability to procure care-related technology easily and compliantly. Using the DPS, customers have greater choice, flexibility and access to innovation in Care Technology products and services, as well as improved access to this market. New suppliers can be added to the DPS at any time.

There is no pre-defined specification; each customer has the ability to specify their own requirements and can invite suppliers to bid from relevant service categories; this helps to ensure that the customers have access to the latest innovation to meet their needs.

The DPS has been developed in association with the TEC Services Association and TEC Quality, and is hosted by adam HTT Limited on their innovative DPS system called called SProc.Net. This provides customers with an easy-to-use online portal to undertake their own procurements using the DPS; ensuring that the customer retains control over their own call-off’s. Both technical and procurement support is also available to customers if needed.

How do customers use the framework?

The first step to using the DPS is to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The NDA confirms that that any information and/or documents provided will be kept confidential by the customer. Please see the documents tab above to download the NDA.

The NDA should be completed and returned to the Social Care Team at YPO, by email to [email protected]
Framework Period: 19 October 2018 - 18 October 2022
Extension Opportunities: None
OJEU Framework Notice: 2018-160162
OJEU Award Notice: 2017/S 181-370978
Geographic Coverage: National

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The DPS is divided into five broad Service Categories; below is a summary of the types of products and services included in each category:

Care Related Activity Detection, Monitoring and Prevention Products and Services
• Activity monitoring
• Call monitoring services
• Home automation / environmental control systems
• Location tracking and monitoring
• Mobile response services
• Prevention and detection of falls
• Prompts and reminders
• Safety in the home (detection of smoke/fire, flood, temperature etc)
• Seizure monitoring
• Vital signs monitoring
• Wearables
• Other 

Technology Enabled Reablement and Rehabilitation Products and Services
• Prosthetics
• Robotics
• Sensory and immersive rooms
• Smart products
• Virtual and mixed reality
• Wheelchairs and mobility
• Other

Care Related Information and Communication Products and Software
• Health and care related apps
• Healthcare kiosks
• Learning materials and curriculum aids
• Remote video consultation
• Screen readers and communication programs
• Specialist keyboards and pointing devices
• Other

Care Related Software
• Call monitoring centre software
• Case management software
• Data and trend analysis software
• Monitoring and rostering of care delivery / staff software
• Outcome measurement software
• Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
• Support planning software
• Other

Technology Enabled Care Related Professional Services
• Care related data and trend analysis services
• Technology enabled care consultancy
• Technology enabled care training and education
• Other



  • Pre-qualified suppliers/providers – the suppliers/providers appointed onto the DPS are ‘pre-qualified’ as to their general suitability.

  • Easy to apply – the DPS is easy for providers to join, and those not meeting the minimum standard for admittance can resubmit their application.  Feedback is also provided on reasons for non-admittance to support supplier development.

  • Support for SME’s – a DPS is especially suitable for SME’s as it provides an opportunity to join the DPS with little upfront investment in terms of time.

  • Reduced timescales – customers don’t need to run a full OJEU procurement if procuring via the DPS  

  • Flexibility - to respond to changes in the market and the ability to continually add new suppliers/providers. 

  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – when awarding contracts, customers use YPO’s call-off terms and conditions which have been established specifically for this DPS and have been previewed by eligible suppliers/providers. 
     
  • Increased competition – all suppliers/providers within the service category have an opportunity to bid for the contract, therefore increasing competition.

  • Value for money – YPO’s Care Technology DPS provides value for money due to reduced procurement costs, increased competition and reduced admin time through the provision of an end-to-end process.

  • Social Value - suppliers using the DPS will have access to the YPO Supplier Engagement Tool to help demonstrate social value and sustainable practices.  Customers using the DPS can also use the pre-set social value question on the DPS to help include social value within their procurements.

Blogs:

  • Benefits of care technology for social care
    In the same way that online shopping has transformed our retail habits and made our lives simpler, technology can, and is, having a similar effect in social care. It’s not about replacing a carer with a piece of technology; no one would choose that. Care technology is about making care services more efficient and designing services to better meet service user needs.

  • Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement
    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.

  • Disrupting the procurement process
    The traditional approach via tenders and frameworks for equipment and service procurement for care settings is well established within the public sector - but there’s a new kid on the block in the form of the DPS, or Dynamic Purchasing System.


alertacall supplier logo
  

Alertacall substantially increases the efficiency of housing, social care and health providers when managing higher needs customers, by pioneering the principle that by increasing contact with people, in a structured way that gives them control, you can better understand their changing needs, make better decisions and improve their lives. 

         
appello supplier logo
  

At Appello they provide easy-to-use technology, coupled with empathetic, passionate and determined employees to create services that enable people to lead active, engaged lives for longer. Their digital health, care and life safety systems make a valuable contribution to the health and social well-being of an ageing population.

         
astraline supplier logo
  

Astraline is a part of Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust, a Limited company with charitable status, so they don’t have shareholders or private investors.
Through continuous investment in new technology and innovation, Astraline plays a key role in supporting people by enabling them to remain independent. They are: able to receive and handle calls from any digital or mobile assistive technology, one of the early adopters of the Telecare Service Association (TSA) Quality Standards Framework (QSF), and respected and trusted within both social housing and private sectors.

         
AutonoMe supplier logo
  

AutonoMe enables people with learning disabilities to increase their independence through instructional videos accessed via the AutonoMe app, which provide step-by step instructions covering a range of independent living skills within the home. AutonoMe measures and provides real-time data on service users’ usage and their self-assessment of how much help they needed with following the video. This data will help Local Authorities gain a better understanding of how independent their service users are in specific home-based outcomes which will help make evidence-based decisions.

         
Centra Supplier logo 80 x 40
  

Centra provides Telecare and Out of Hours services to over 100,000 customers across the UK. They provide call monitoring, maintenance, and installation services for hardwired and dispersed lifelines and telecare equipment. Established in 1986 they have been helping people live independently for over 30 years. Their services help people to live happily, independently in their own homes, secure in the knowledge that instant support is available should they need it. 

         
Cross Keys supplier logo
 

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is a leading housing association and care service dedicated to providing innovative and effective solutions in the community. Through their telecare service, community care and retirement living housing they provide flexible, person centred independent living solutions. CKH LifeLine operates across the UK looking after more than 13,000 connections and 28 contracts and can help you to deliver a high quality, TSA accredited telecare support service directly to your customers.

            
   docobo supplier logo   Docobo Ltd is a UK-based, long-standing provider of Digital Health Solutions and Population Health Analytics. As an organisation, they have over 17 years’ experience delivering remote monitoring solutions to patients with complex health needs in both their own homes, care homes and other health institutions. More recently they have been developing their Population Health Analytics and Risk tool in collaboration with a local NHS partner.

   
IRIS supplier logo
 

IRIS IoT Solutions harnesses a wide range of connected devices to gather real-time data, securely delivered and presented in clear, manageable dashboards and alerts that assist in overcoming the challenges of Care in the Home and Community; Wellness in the Workplace; Facilities Management and Resources Utilisation by enabling immediate, pro-active decision making and actions.      

            
NRS healthcare supplier logo
  

NRS help over a quarter of a million people live, work and enjoy their leisure time, whatever their individual challenges might be. They work with commissioners to provide services which optimise resources to provide extended services on ever restricted budgets. They understand the health and social care professionals that they support. Their simple and efficient processes ensure their time and resource is not wasted in administration.

          
oysta supplier logo
  

Oysta Technology was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide best-in-class, value added, Location Based Services (LBS). Oysta support local authorities and care providers with the digital transformation of health and social care. They use advanced technologies and sophisticated communication capabilities to enhance the wearer’s safety and independence; reducing care costs and improving the quality of life for thousands of vulnerable people. Because it’s mobile, vulnerable people can lead freer, happier lives

          
Pivotell supplier logo
   

Pivotell Automatic Pill dispensers are widely used throughout the UK by both social and health care as a component of a care package for vulnerable patients who have difficulty managing their medication. These dispensers can be either stand alone or Telecare enabled. A key benefit of Pivotell automatic pill dispensers is that they make the correct dose, and only the correct dose, available at the correct time. 

         
Red Alert supplier logo
 

Red Alert Telecare provides Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) including telecare and telehealth. These services support vulnerable people and help them live fulfilled and independent lives in their own homes. The company prides itself on providing long-term, reliable, bespoke care solutions to elderly and vulnerable people across the UK, working with local authorities and commercial care organisations to make a real difference to the lives of those it supports.

         
SCET supplier logo
 

SCET was established in 2008. The Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies are specialists in the fields of E-Health, Social Care, Educational Games in building innovative technologies. Their expertise has seen them build a successful track record for producing engaging mobile/web games, immersive 3D/2D data rich platforms and high performing tools that balance entertainment and learning.

     
Brain in Hand   Brain in Hand is a Digital Personalised Support System that enables users to become more independent and manage their anxiety.  It does this by placing person-centred coping strategies to everyday problems in the palm of the user’s  hand whilst also giving them access to additional support wherever and whenever it’s needed.  Brain in Hand has been adopted by over 35 local authorities to support users with Autism, Learning Disabilities/Difficulties, Mental Health conditions and Acquired Brain Injuries.
     
 HFT Logo   Hft Personalised Technology uses creative technology solutions to improve quality of life for people with disabilities whilst increasing efficiencies. We offer person-centred assessments, training and consultancy to any person or organisation looking to maximise the benefits personalised assistive technology solutions can provide

 

Other suppliers on the framework include;

  • Motionspot

The DPS is open to any new suppliers who wish to join.  The process is quick and simple!

 

To start your application, visit: http://demand.sproc.net/ClientDetails.

 

For more information about being a supplier on the Care Technology DPS please contact the Social Care Team at YPO, or email Adam directly at [email protected] 



Here are eight great benefits for suppliers in joining YPO's Care Technology DPS:
  • Easy and quick application process – the application process is quick and easy; taking about 20 minutes.  The application process is all done online and asks questions about the organisation.

  • Supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – with basic entry criteria, the Care Technology DPS is extremely beneficial for SME’s with little or no experience in tendering for work in the public sector.

  • Always open – unlike a traditional framework, the Care Technology DPS is open for new suppliers to join throughout the term of the DPS.  This makes it particularly suited to the technology market where there is a high level of innovation and new entrants into the market.

  • Easy bidding process – bidding for contracts is easy. Suppliers are invited to bid for contracts within their service category and the process is much easier and quicker than a normal tender process.

  • Social Value – suppliers joining the Care Technology DPS will have access to YPO’s dedicated social value supplier tool.  The tool helps suppliers of all sizes to very quickly assess their social value and sustainable practices and to provide evidence to showcase this to existing and potential customers.

  • Choice of service categories – suppliers can add themselves to one or multiple service categories, so they only receive invitations to bid for contracts they might be interested in; the service category can also be changed at any time.  This makes it very flexible, especially where a supply is diversifying into a different category.

  • Efficient secure cloud based DPS platform – the Care Technology DPS is hosted by adam HTT Limited on their secure cloud-based platform; providing a full end-to-end process, including prompt payment and less admin than other procurement processes.

  • Route to market – the Care Technology DPS has been developed in conjunction with the TEC Service Association (TSA) with a view to creating a route to the public sector market for technology enabled care suppliers


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